Showing posts from December, 2017

Library Fine Amnesty is Back!

§Monrovia Library is celebrating the New Year by waiving your fines all month! Simply bring back any overdue items between January 1 and January 31st and pay nothing!! What better way to ring in the New Year! Check out the attached flyers, and help spread the word! Some restrictions may apply. Contact the Library for more details! 


As Christmas wraps up, we wanted to share a quick note to let everyone in Monrovia know that Athens Services will be recycling your Christmas trees through January 7, 2018!  To participate in the program, simply place your used Christmas tree curbside on your regular trash collection day.  Of course, if you could please remove all ornaments, tinsel, plastic bags, nails, lights, and plastic/metal stands, it would be much appreciated!  Also, flocked trees and trees coated with fire retardant will most certainly be accepted!  If you have any questions about this program, or if you would like more information, please feel free to contact our Public Works Division at (626) 932-5575, or Athens Services at (888) 336-6100.

Police Department Semi-Weekly Neighborhood Watch Report

The most recent Police Department semi-weekly neighborhood watch report for the period December 18-20, 2017, has been included for your review and reference. During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 408 service events, resulting in 69 investigations.

A copy of the report can be found at the following link: Neighborhood Watch Report

Proposed Water Rate Adjustment in this Month's Utility Bill!

In an effort to reach additional water customers who may have missed the first mailer that was sent to every customer in late November 2017, staff has prepared a water bill insert with information on the proposed water rate adjustment that will be included in everyone’s monthly utility bill.  The two-sided insert contains information on the proposed rates and the public hearing to be held on January 16, 2018 in both English and Spanish to help inform our Spanish-speaking residents and business owners as well.
These inserts will be mailed to residents with their bills on December 22 and 29, 2017 and January 5, 2018.  Should you have any questions, please visit the water rates website


Over the last several weeks, the Monrovia Police Department has been working with one of our long-time homeless residents, who we’ll call Rose, to find her permanent housing.  You may have come across Rose sleeping in front of our Community Center’s planter area or camping out across the street next to the Library.  Previously, Rose has lived on Fifth Avenue, just above Colorado Boulevard, on the east side of the street in a yellow house that had burned down years ago.  This forced her into her motorhome, where she lived until it was towed.
Last week, our new Community Policing Officer, Javier Leon, tracked down Rose’s 87 year old mother in Seattle, Washington, where she asked for help to fly her daughter out to join her in Seattle.  Rose agreed to fly to Seattle, so Officer Leon quickly began to set the plan in motion.  Officer Leon found out Rose had no identification to board a plane, but she had recently gone to the DMV with a field worker from the Union Station Homeless Services.…

Monrovia Rotary Club Blood Drive!

The Monrovia Rotary Club is pleased to sponsor a blood drive, set to take place on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at 800 Royal Oaks Drive, Monrovia.
You can sign up to give online.  Alternatively, you can call the City of Hope at (626) 218-7171 for additional information.  Please consider giving the gift of life by participating in this event, and many thanks to Monrovia’s Rotary Club for their work in facilitating this effort!

Sidewalk Poetry Contest!!!

Monrovia Residents, now is your chance To give our sidewalks more than a passing glance For those of you with mad writing skills, It’s the sidewalk poetry contest, so bust out your quills Immortalize your words in a slab of concrete To give pedestrians a case of happy feet!
As part of the Monrovia Renewal Project, the City will stamp Monrovia resident’s original poems into newly poured sections of sidewalk.  The contest is open to all residents of Monrovia, and if you win, your poem could appear anywhere around the City – a wonderful surprise to anyone out for a walk!  The contest ends December 31, 2017, so start thinking up your poems now! Head over to the City's website to fill out applicationsand if you have any questions, please contact Diane Delmatoff at (626) 932-5531 or for more information.

You are cordially invited to the MAP Ed Quarterly Meeting!

Saturday January 20, 2018 11:00am – 1:00pm
City of Monrovia Community Center– Senior Game Room 119 W Palm Ave Monrovia, CA 91016
         Join us for another can't miss quarterly meeting. On Saturday, January 20, we will start the      meeting with an update from Monrovia PD and we will be introducing new faces in Community Policing! In addition to that, we will go over all of the exciting things that MAP will be bringing to you for 2018! Get ready for tons of information on; our upcoming block parties, the MAP Neighborhood Conference, Neighborhood Treasures (& an art reveal!!), and MAP's 2018 theme and mission. We are so excited to share with you all that we have been planning are ready to jump head first with you into our best year yet! Don't forget to bring a friend to hear this great information.  Please RSVPby calling Ariel at 626-932-5563 or email at

Stay Connected with the City of Monrovia on Instagram!!!

Remember, you can now follow us on Instagram to stay up to date on all the terrific things that are happening in our community!  
So start following us today @cityofmonrovia, and we promise to fill your newsfeed with the best things going on in the City!  Also… be sure to join and engage in the conversation by using a few of these hashtags so we can see your amazing posts: #monroviaca #mymonrovia 

New Years on Myrtle Avenue!!!

2018 will be here before you know it, so make plans now to ring in the New Year on Myrtle Avenue!   The City is set to present our annual New Year’s Eve on Myrtle Avenue event on December 31, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. 

Monrovia Public Library Happenings for this Week!

Adult Literacy Center – Weekly Conversation Groups – Culture & Conversation: Practice speaking English by discussing and reading the ‘News for You’ weekly newspaper in a friendly and relaxed setting. Build confidence in your work, school, family and social life. For more information, call (626) 256-8273 or email
§Every Thursday, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., Heritage Room
Adult Literacy Center – Speak Easy – Join us for round-table talking and practice speaking English in a friendly and relaxed setting. New topics weekly, including: popular culture, work and jobs, health, and more. Build confidence in work, school, family and social life. For more information, call (626) 256-8273 or email
Teen Winter Scavenger Hunt & Movie Mania - Sleigh this holiday season by brushing up on your cookie decorating, gift wrapping, tree ornamenting, and hot cocoa making skills! Then curl up and watch a holiday movie. For grades 6 – 12.
§Friday, Decem…

Help Monrovia Conserve Water!

Our region is still facing severe water shortages!  Please watch and share Monrovia’s water conservation video to help spread the word about what’s happening in our region, and how it will be impacting us all in the coming months and years.  You can watch the full video online on the Monrovia Conserves webpage, where you will also find additional information on how you can make a difference by conserving water and limiting your outdoor water use.
Please remember to water early in the morning or late at night to minimize water loss, and only water once every four days.  As outlined in the mandatory Phase IV Water Conservation Regulations, outdoor watering should be limited to:
About once per week (no more than every fourth day)No more than 15 minutes per landscaped area.Note: The 15-minute limit does not apply to drip irrigation systems, new planting of low-water usage plants, or if reclaimed water is being used as permitted by law.
Only before 8:00 a.m. or after 6:00 p.m
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We wanted to let everyone know that Monrovia’s new Aldi’s Supermarket will be hosting a grand opening celebration on Thursday, December 7, 2017, with a formal ribbon cutting scheduled to take place at 8:25 a.m.  Aldi’s is known for its premium exclusive brands, high-quality grocery items, and low prices… and all of us here at the City are excited to welcome the supermarket retailer to our community!

30,000 Grant Funding Awarded to the City!

We wanted to share with everyone that the City was recently awarded a $30,000 grant to facilitate our continued focus on addressing homeless issues here in Monrovia.  L.A. County and the United Way developed the grant program that would allow for a maximum award of $30,000 for agencies the size of Monrovia, and we are excited to have been selected as an award recipient.  The funding is aimed at developing additional mechanisms through which homeless individuals can find permanent housing. 
One of the reasons that Monrovia was selected for this grant award has to do with the program that we have developed here locally.  By working together, our Monrovia Homeless Outreach Team has facilitated permanent housing solutions for 7 of our homeless population.  While in the permanent housing arrangement, the 7 individuals are required to enroll in program geared towards teaching life skills, job training, and rehabilitation / mental health care.
There is still much work to be done, as the City…

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony & Holiday Parade!

The holiday season is right around the corner and to celebrate this special time of the year, the City is hosting the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Parade on Thursday, December 7, 2017!  The evening is set to begin at 6:00 p.m. with the Tree Lighting Ceremony in Library Park, 321 South Myrtle Avenue.

Following the Tree Lighting Ceremony, the City’s Holiday Parade will begin at 7:00 p.m. The parade will travel north on Myrtle Avenue from Chestnut Avenue to Palm Avenue. If you’re interested in submitting an entry to the Parade, please return the application to the Monrovia Community Center by Wednesday, November 22.
We also thank our partners, the Monrovia Old Town Merchants, who have sponsored the Holiday Parade for many years. Come out and join us for this fantastic community event!  And if you have any questions, please contact Lisa Hansberger at (626) 256-8246, or via email at